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Hi everyoneHow can I create a template out of a boat plan for exemple; So I can load it in FSDS. I don't know how to create .cdt file; please helpThanks

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Gday matedo you mean a texture template or a template to make a model ?there are some great tutorials around, i can email you the addy for some ive found for building AC but the same principal applies to any model.rgds Jeff

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Hi JeffThanks for your quick and kind answer. What I mean is : how do I create a .cdt file; all templates I can load are FSDS exemple and they are all .cdt files; I am working on a macro of a catamaran shim and I have all the plans (drawings); I would like to create a template I could load in FSDS. Not sure I have been clear!! :) sorry and thanks again Christian. Paris. France

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If you open a cdt file (I think there is an example with the program), you will see it is just a simple texture file with a list of points. I ussually make them in notepad when I need them, just write the list of points there.Another option is of course to load your plans as background image in FSDS and then just draw the template, but I prefer the notepad way as I have more control over the exact value of the coordinates then.Hope this helps,Arno


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Hi ArnoThanks for your helpI could not open a cdt file with notepad; How do I do?Christian

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What do you get then when you open the file in Notepad? I don't expect that they have changed the file format.Just start NotePad, select Open en choose the cdt file. It should always open then (might only look strange if it is not an ASCII file).Arno


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Gday mate, as arno mentioned , i think it is more efficient to use the background image to build your models .go to http://www.daviator.com/ for some excellent tutorials on how to do this.i find it more efficient than the template way to construct models as you allso tend to keep the poly cont down.look for the design tutorials link, as there is a good one for scaling your background image and shaping and working with cross sectionsrgds Jeff

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ok I got it now and try with thatThanks Arno and happy christmas to youchris

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